Yosemite Research Training for Undergrads
Friday, January 24, 2014 10:16 AM

The Yosemite Environmental Science Research Training (YESRT) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is available to all college students nationwide. It is a ten week paid intership that takes place largely in Yosemite National Park.

Sucessful applicants will be working with mentors from UC Merced, Yosemite National Park Service, and the United States Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center. There are a broad range of potential projects available, from conservation, biological diversity, to engineering and social science. Students will be living at the SNRI Yosemite Field Station located in Wawona.

Student activities consist of individual research projects, spanning a broad range of disciplines such as Ecology, Geoscience, Biodiversity, Conservation, Restoration, Hydrology, and Engineering. Research training is provided by mentors from UCM (Schools of Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences) and the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Students also participate in a series of field trips led by teams of UCM, USGS, and NPS scientists focusing on Yosemite ad the Sierra Nevada. Finally the students attend a weekly seminar in Environmental Science. The successful students will be staying at the SNRS Yosemite Field Station, located in the village of Wawona just inside the south entrance to Yosemite National Park.

The Field Station is used by researchers and other students all summer. In 2014 the program will run from June 15th to August 23rd.

The 2014 list of projects can be found here.

Applications will be accepted from Jan 1st to Feb 15th, 2014; guidelines for the application process and the online application form can be found here.

We plan to make announcements about the student selection before March 15th.